2016: YEAR IN REVIEW

This year we witnessed Brexit, pulled our collars as Donald Trump became President and sighed as David Bowie, Prince and George Michael left us to play the great festival in the sky.  But it wasn't all bad… We grew our Terrible Merch family and we’ve had a great time and many late, loud nights doing it.

Gang joined our roster and released ‘Not a Reason’, made some matching merch, got signed to Ra Ra Rok Records and released their double A-side much to the delight of BBC Radio. We can't wait to see what these guys do next year.

Our Girl teamed up with us and made merch for their single ‘Sleeper’ released by the mighty Cannibal Hymns. We got to hear more awesomeness with the release of ‘Normally’ which kinda blew our minds.

Puppy and Terrible Merch released VOL II together and produced some of the most badass looking merch we’ve ever seen. Kerrang readers and the rest of London went wild for it.

We spent the better part of summer trying to get one of our favourite bands Kagoule to come and make merch with us, we even ventured out of London to their hometown of Nottingham…They finally gave in and we made some insanely cool black on black embroidered sweatshirts and hoodies. Take our word for it, the best is yet to come from these PRS momentum grantees in the new year.

Our year was taken up another level when we got to work with everyone's new favourite band; Girl Ray, who lit up our lives and our playlists with the single ‘Trouble’ on repeat. Hayley Bonar loves em enough that even she’s rocking their Terrible Merch made Snake Tee.

Hayley Bonar Terrible Merch

We got to hang out with the mighty Shame at Lightship95, recorded our LightshIp Edition Live Sessions with Rory Attwell, Dogbrain Videos and our friends over at So Young Magazine. Good news, there’ll be more of these to come in 2k17.

To round it all off, we got to welcome Cannibal Hymns to the Merch Family… not a bad year, right?

VIDEO: SHAME - LAMPOON & INTERVIEW (LIGHTSHIP EDITION)

There’s a point in time where you want to capture something because of the beauty of the moment. You can’t always do that, you can’t always be in the right place at the right time. Instead, sometimes you have to help to create those moments. We wanted to create these moments in one of our favourite places, Lightship95. We brought together a group of individuals to make it happen and capture it perfectly, as well as artists that we love, to capture them at their best.

Last month we brought you our very first session in the form of ‘Gold Hole’ and today we bring you an unreleased track. Fans of the band will be aware of ‘Lampoon’ but those that aren’t, it's fair to say that this is a band defining track. Our interview with Shame follows below.

This is Shame in session at Lightship95, recorded by Rory Attwell, filmed by Dogbrain Videos and brought to you by So Young Magazine, Terrible Merch and Black Cat White Cat Promotions.